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Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are terms referring to goods and habitats, services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment

1930’s Home Renovated to Energy Efficiency

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
1930’s Home Renovated to Energy Efficiency

Rather than building a brand new home, it can often make more sense to renovate an existing home and bring it in line with modern standards. This 1930s property was transformed into a passively-cooled home, complete with a modern extension that both adds space and contributes to its considerable charm.

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6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

Cherie Roe Dirksen discusses 6 easy ways to help save our planet by reducing your carbon footprint and they are all things you can start doing today!

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Cadillac and Ford Find Humor in Battle for Pseudo Green EV Customers

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Cadillac and Ford Find Humor in Battle for Pseudo Green EV Customers

Cadillac and Ford are yukking it up in their battle to attract savvy buyers to their electric vehicles. Target demographics now extend beyond the “greenies”.

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US Navy ‘Game-Changer’: Converting Seawater Into Fuel

Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
US Navy ‘Game-Changer’: Converting Seawater Into Fuel

The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as “a game-changer” because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain.

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Use of Public Transportation Surging in L.A.

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Use of Public Transportation Surging in L.A.

More Americans are using trains, buses, and subways rather than cars for work commuting. Voters in Los Angeles are so fed up with traffic that, by the end of 2014, LA Metro will have started construction on multiple new heavy and light rail projects that will become operational over the next decade.

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Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Researchers have found a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

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Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Can citizens, rather than governments or corporations, solve the vanishing bee problem by making it easy to keep bees? Join the OSBH team to find out!

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Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Millions of homes across the UK could be heated using a carbon-free technology that draws energy from rivers and lakes in a revolutionary system that could reduce household bills by 20 per cent. In the first system of its kind in the UK, a heat pump in the Thames will provide hot water for radiators, showers and taps in nearly 150 homes and a 140-room hotel and conference center in south London, saving 500 tons of carbon emissions from being released every year into the atmosphere.

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Swap it Like it’s HOT

Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Swap it Like it’s HOT

Organized swapping has been gaining momentum. A thrifty way to makeover a wardrobe or refresh a bookshelf, it helps keep unwanted items out of the landfill.

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Got a Screwdriver? Build a Sustainable House in 4 Days

Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Got a Screwdriver? Build a Sustainable House in 4 Days

A new sustainable house prototype is lightweight, recyclable, and promises to be an inexpensive purchase and extremely efficient to run. The suitably-named Pop-Up House also boasts another notable selling-point: all that’s required to assemble it is four day’s patience and a standard electric screwdriver.

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Creative Cabins Made of Repurposed Junk

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Creative Cabins Made of Repurposed Junk

Cabin dwellings almost entirely constructed out of repurposed materials can be high-tech or old-fashioned, spacious or small. All have sustainability in mind.

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Compost Island Hubs – a Vision for NYC Waste Disposal

Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Compost Island Hubs – a Vision for NYC Waste Disposal

Big city waste disposal involves a variety of environmentally damaging processes, including landfill and transportation. Waterfront composting islands is one innovative proposal. Present Architecture’s Green Loop concept of 10 hubs would add 125 acres of green space to NYC.

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Grazing Animals Could Save Biodiversity in Over-Fertilized Grasslands Worldwide

Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Grazing Animals Could Save Biodiversity in Over-Fertilized Grasslands Worldwide

A study of grasslands on six continents suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies. The solution is one that nature devised: let grazing animals crop fast growing grasses that can out-compete native plants in an over-fertilized world. Grazing works in a way that is also natural and simple. The herbivores—or grazing and browsing animals—feed on tall grasses that block sunlight from reaching the ground, making the light available to other plants.

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Spirit Into Matter — The Geometry of Life

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Science with 1 Comment
Spirit Into Matter — The Geometry of Life

Foster Gamble in a short video clip of scientific exploration — illustrating how consciousness comes into form, and its importance in harnessing the energy of the future.

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Major Step Towards The Holy Grail Of Clean Energy!

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Major Step Towards The Holy Grail Of Clean Energy!

Scientists say it’s a major step toward the holy grail of clean energy: nuclear fusion. In a laboratory experiment reported in the journal Nature, scientists at California’s Lawrence Livermore lab produced more energy out of fusion than was contained in the fuel used to create the reaction.

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